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Australia Council to hold online discussions about future of arts

The Australia Council has released a discussion paper ahead of two online ‘town hall’ meetings to discuss the future of the arts and culture industries in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

‘Our two big questions are: What do we want the arts and cultural industries to look like in 2030? How do we get there?’ said Australia Council head of sector development Jade Lillie.

Further questions posed in the discussion paper are: ‘How will the arts and cultural industries be inclusive of all Australians? How will the arts and cultural industries play a significant role in the nation’s recovery? How will the arts and cultural industries weather future disruptions?’ And ‘What other questions should the arts and cultural industries be asking?’

‘As the Australia Council, we are in a good position to start this discussion and bring together thoughts and ideas which we will then share with you. We will also be using the information we gather to help us identify where our future work might best be focused for communities, audiences and artists,’ said the organisation in its discussion paper.

The Australia Council will announce how participants can register for the town hall meetings in coming weeks. They are scheduled for Wednesday, 30 September and Friday, 2 October.

For more detail see the Australia Council website.


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